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Corporate entry International Maritime Satellite Organisation (INMARSAT) (1974 - )

London, United Kingdom
Communications, Maritime industry and Telecommunications
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  • Inmarsat (Now known as)


International Maritime Satellite Organisation or INMARSAT is a pioneer of global mobile satellite communications. From their website in 2006 "Inmarsat came into being as an intergovernmental organization (IGO) in 1979 to provide global safety and other communications for the maritime community. Starting with a customer base of 900 ships in the early 1980s, it then grew rapidly to offer similar services to other users on land and in the air, until in 1999 it became the first IGO to be transformed into a private company. It now supports links for phone, fax and data communications to more than 287,000 ship, vehicle, aircraft and other mobile users. "

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